There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$50 - $70

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$12 - $16

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Bus via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$15 - $22

Bus #2  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Abbey Park, St Margaret's Pastures (Asha Print)

$21 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester 98.6 miles

$21 - $35

Towncar  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Leicester 98.6 miles

$210 - $290

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Leicester via Sheffield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Leicester is 70 miles. The road distance is 98.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester, including transfers.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Leicester station.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 69.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Leicester, England?

You can take a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester via Sheffield in around 2 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4 h 5 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Abbey Park, St Margaret's Pastures (Asha Print)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Leicester
Estimated price
$210 - $290

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Leicester.

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